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Cataract Gorge Reserve

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Address: Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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An unexpected treat...

...of a walk. We really did not know what to expect but enjoyed the walk combined with the history lesson of the electricity power station.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

...of a walk. We really did not know what to expect but enjoyed the walk combined with the history lesson of the electricity power station.

Thank Ginge57
Canberra, Australia
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A great loop for those with reasonable levels of fittness. The Duck Reach Power Station (disused but with talk of recommissioning) was a bonus point of interest. Dont be put off by warnings of steep and hikers if your fitness is reasonable. Go slowly and enjoy.

Thank Michael B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We began the walk from the Kings Bridge. An easy walk. Lovely scenery. The swinging bridge was effortless, except for a friend who suffers from vertigo and even he had made it with help. The chairlift was fun and gave you views from a different perspective. We noticed a high water line in places so we googled The Gorge when... More 

Thank Christine F
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely walk from Kings Bridge up to the Restaurant area. there are a number of viewing locations and just stopping to take in the beauty of this lovely gorge is a must in terms of relaxation and appreciation of yet another wonder of nature. Easy walk, some incline towards the end, very well maintained sealed path with safety fences along... More 

Thank Barry T
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was surprised with the place and it was 100% above my expectations! Must see the place, definitely! Beautiful views, very attractive walking tracks (up to 15 km easy to do), nice cafes, barbecue areas, real seals, if you are lucky - just in the river. One of the best place in Tasmania. MUST SEE!

Thank nosimonov
Gold Coast
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Took the cruise and visited the park area. Viewed happy walkers and families enjoying the gorge and chair lift ride.

Thank Deb P
Blaxland, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely grounds, nice cafe & restaurant, spectacular scenery, interesting & informative historical information

Thank Steve1810
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

So close to the city, easily accessible with a lift for wheelchairs from the carpark it is a good place for an outing. Picnic on the large expanse of grass and swim in the pool or the waterhole, walk the well maintained paths and take a ride on the chairlift for fun and a good view and photo op. I... More 

Thank Lynette M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well worth a visit,lots of lovely walking tracks especially alongside the gorge,lots of parking has a very good chairlift for aerial views

Thank Kiwis2NthShoreAuck
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent about a total of 1.5 hours here. Took the chairlift up one way ($12 per person one way & $15 return) and decided to walk back to explore around the bridge. We also took a short hike up to the Dog's head- absolutely rewarding view!!! If you have about 20 minutes to spare, definitely recommended to do that!

Thank Fooyoh

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